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from california introduced the l.i.n.e. act. it would require an election commission to set new national standards by january 1st, 2014. the commission would decide the minimum number of voting machines, workers, and other resources needed for an election. it would keep voters from waiting longer than one hour to cast is ballot. but some republicans want to handle the problem themselves. pennsylvania republicans, for instance, they want to change the number of electoral votes. down in the state of florida, secretary of state acknowledges that there were election problems, but he won't explain why voters had to stand in line for seven hours. >> -- what are you going to be using to determine what is a hyperperforming versus an underperforming county? >> that's a very general term, and i don't want to get into the specifics. >> and the ohio's secretary of state is in a complete state of denial. john husted spent months fighting democrats in court so he could shorten voting hours and days. >> it's kind of like criticizing the cook who delivered a great meal. you may not like the pro
we're going to have an interesting set of experiments. california, colorado, maryland and other states that are going to do this well will show the country. can you save money? can you improve health outcomes? can you give people options they like? i would look to those particular states because they are really working on developing an exchange, running it well, the case of colorado interestingly enough, it's pretty bipartisan. you have people who want to make it work on both sides of the aisle. these could shame other states to come in. i also think we should be honest. out of 2014, there may be some bumps in the road. but this is for the long haul. out of the gate, it may not be perfect. but lots of software is not perfect out of gate, but we use it and love it and it helps us. the same is going to be true here. it's going to help millions of people get better insurance products that are cheaper. >> thanks for coming in. >>> coming up, some senate democrat cans are trying to change the filibuster rule and house speaker john boehner issues a threat. >>> republicans make their f
. proposition 8 is the 2008 ballot measure that made same-sex marriage illegal in the state of california. residents voted 52-48 to eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry. the 9th court of appeals struck down proposition 8 on the basis it stripped individuals of rights previously granted when same-sex marriages were permitted in the state. opponents of same-sex marriage appealed the ruling to the supreme court which will now review the decision. the court will also take up the defensive marriage act case which challenges a section of the law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman for the purposes of receiving federal benefits. this mean the highest court now has the opportunity to rule on whether gay americans have the same constitutional right to marry as hetero sexual americans. the court's decision to hear these cases comes as a series of election victories for same-sex marriage. last month washington, maine, maryland became the first states to approve same-sex marriage ballot measures. they joined new york, connecticut, iowa, massachusetts, new hampshire, vermont
, the california teachers pension fund said it was reviewing its relationship with the firm. the investment firm issuing this statement. it is apparent that the sandy hook tragedy was a watershed event that has raised the national debate on gun control to an unprecedented level. cerberus also says that as a firm, "we are investors, not statesmen or policymakers." but as the daily beast points out, cerberus's small leadership team includes statesmen and former policymakers like dan quayle, and john snow, former treasury secretary. the firm is owned by billionaire financier steven a. feinberg. feinberg is reportedly an avid hunter and sportsman, a major republican donor. and his father happens to live in newtown, connecticut. martin feinberg declined to comment on his son's firm's sell, but told bloomberg news the shooting was devastating and truly horrendous. joining me tonight congresswoman carolyn mccarthy of new york. congresswoman, thank you for your time tonight. >> thank you. >> this is really an unprecedented move. what do you make of this, this firm making a move like this, and of course
the #theedshow. still to come, the supreme court will hear cases on california's prop 8 and the defensive marriage act. jonathan turley at george washington university will weigh in on the civil rights battle. we're coming right back. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. >>> for almost 20 years, the violence against women act has received broad bipartisan support. even the most partisan right wingers didn't want to stand in the way of providing resources to combat domestic violence. that's in the past. the law is up for reauthorization and republicans are fighting it. vice president joe biden and house majority leader eric cantor are now in talks, trying to iron out differences and get the legislation passed before the end of the year. biden is the la
. >> democrats, business leaders, republicans, even santa claus are pressing boehner to do a deal. california congressman john garamendi is here with the latest. >>> the michigan sneak attack proves it again. union busting is all about politics. >> if a half a million people leave the labor movement every year, pretty soon you start having crimp in the political budgets of these unions, it has a direct effect on the presidential. >> and former ohio governor ted strickland on the politics of michigan and what it means forrest of the country. >>> plus, major news from the fed that will boost the economy and help your pocketbook. we'll explain how. >>> the latest on the attorney general's announcement about protecting voting rights. >>> and senator kent conrad, chairman of the budget committee, gives his farewell address to the senate. tonight i'll ask him if the broken chamber can ever work again. >> good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching details of the latest fiscal cliff counteroffer from the white house have emerged, and republicans are still whining and complaining. th
to california. whirlpool is moving jobs to michigan. a decision that was obviously made before michigan's right to work law was passed. geknight closed its facilities and moved its jobs to neighboring state illinois. governor snyder didn't lie all of the time. here's something he did get accurate. >> only about 17.5% of our workers in this state belong to a union. most people do not. so it wasn't a relevant issue for most michiganders. >> so he was accurate about that because snyder admits only 17% of workers belong to a union in the state of michigan yet he expects us to believe that a right-to-work law will spur economic development? it defies common sense. i'm not done with this story. more coming up. there's a lot more coming up in the next half hour of "the ed show." stay right with us. >> i never said unions are bad for business, and i don't believe this is actually anti-union. if you look at it, i believe this is pro worker. >> the people of michigan are fighting back against rick snyder's assault on workers. tonight, michigan's own michael moore is here town veil h unvein to undo the re
slea difference last yearose for thousands of california foster kids. thank you for helping foster kids. thank you for the school supplies. thank you for the new shoes. thank you, secret santa. and thank you for donating money. your generosity proves that while not everyone can be a foster parent, anyone can help a foster child. - thank you. - thank you. gracias por su ayuda. thank you. we're coming right back. >>> welcome back to "the ed show." thanks for joining us tonight. speaker john boehner didn't have the votes for his own plan b this evening. boehner was desperately trying to save face with his caucus after rejecting an offer by president obama he should have taken. here's what eric cantor had to say just moments ago leaving. >> is there going to be a vote tonight? >> no. >> no vote tonight? >> no. >> will there be a vote tomorrow? >> no. >> are you ditching plan b? will there be a vote today? >> no. >> let's bring in congressman elijah cummings of maryland and also congressman john garamendi of california. gentlemen, breaking news tonight. very interesting. congressman cummings
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. a 1989 school shooting in stockton, california, led to the first assault weapons ban in the nation. five years later, a federal ban was adopted by congress. here we are, no ban is in place today. the gun industry just couldn't be happier or more profitable and no ban is there. so they can give us wonderful stuff like this. this is a drum-style magazine from an assault rifle just like the one the newtown shooter used. it can hold up to 90 bullets at a time. let me read you the description of this product from a gun company that we won't say their name so they don't get extra publicity. precision built, ultra-high capacity drum-style magazine allows extended shooting strings and plenty of shooting fun with your favorite ar-15 or m-16 rifle. i ask you tonight, what purpose does this serve in a civilized society? increased shooting fun in light of what happened last friday? those words should make your blood boil tonight. the nra has spent billions of dollars lobbying for these weapons manufacturers and the gun makers convince people to go ahead and buy them with ads like this. consider your
. the democratic leaders set up a task force today under congressman thompson of california. there is going to be a lot of constituent pressure on everybody, including republicans. and they're going to have to either step up to the plate or say no, and that's going to be very difficult for a lot of them. >> your colleague, congresswoman carolyn mccarthy urged support from republicans today. here it is. >> and i'm asking my republican friends to work with us. it shouldn't be a democrat or a republican issue. it's all of us as americans who are mourning the death in newtown. and we don't want to see anymore of these shootings again. >> so they always hide behind the second amendment. they're fabulous at doing that. but the second amendment does not give you the right to bear any kind of arm. and technology has changed. and, of course, the design has changed, the proficiency of the manufacturing has changed. why will no republican step forward and admit that? >> well, because of the fear of the nra leadership, which is fanatic, which lies to gun to regulate guns in any way is a prelude to taki
were shot in stockton, california. and that was the catalyst for some of the major legislation that passed soon after that. so i think we have to -- we need to push and it requires the american public speaking up and making their voice heard. but this is a conversation that the american public wants to have. and we need to make sure that congress and the president want to have it too. >> congressman nadler, do you stand with the mayor of new york when he says that what we have not seen is leadership from the white house and not from the congress? >> we certainly haven't seen leadership on this issue in a good number of years. i was heartened that the president said today that we have to take meaningful action. unless that's simply empty rhetoric, that means that the president is thinking, at least, of taking the lead and really pushing congress on this, which is what it will take. this -- these incidents, these horrible, horrible incidents that tug at all our emotions in which people are killed and now kids are killed are happening more and more frequently. and they will contin
of california. gentlemen, breaking news tonight. very interesting. congressman cummings, did you think it was going to come to this? did you think john boehner was not going to be able to get the votes and be able to hold the vote in the house tonight? >> i have a feeling he probably wouldn't be able to do so because this plan is one that's inconsistent with the republican philosophy. keep in mind, they don't want to tax the wealthier people one dime. and so that's why this failed. let me tell you, one of the things that speaker boehner ought to be concerned about right now is that as a result of not being able to get these votes he's now emboldened the tea party and basically the tea party is controlling the republican party. and that's so sad because they are now pushing us over this cliff. the president's been very reasonable. but again, the tea party has again ruled, unfortunately. >> congressman garamendi, where does john boehner go from here? >> i don't know where he would go. but i know where we have to go. we've got to find a compromise. we've got to get this done. we cannot le
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